ESL - English as a Second Language

An ESL (English as a Second Language) student is one that has a home language other than English and who is identified as an English language learner (ELL) and shall be provided a full opportunity to participate in a bilingual education or English as a second language (ESL) program. 

The goal of the ESL program shall be to enable English language learners to become competent in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the English language through the integrated use of second language methods. The ESL program shall emphasize the mastery of English language skills, as well as mathematics, science, and social studies, as integral parts of the academic goals for all students to enable English language learners to participate equitably in school.

Link to Texas Education Agency – Bilingual/ESL Education

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/curriculum/bilingual.html

Link to Texas Education Agency – TELPAS
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/ell/telpas/

Link to Texas Education Agency – STAAR

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/

 

Link to Texas English Language Learners Portal

http://elltx.org/